MLB Projections: Top 10 Third Baseman Heading into 2020

HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 30: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros throws out Anthony Rendon (not pictured) of the Washington Nationals during the first inning in Game Seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 30: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros throws out Anthony Rendon (not pictured) of the Washington Nationals during the first inning in Game Seven of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 30, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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MLB Projections: Top 10 Third Basemen Heading into 2020

#3- Anthony Rendon, Los Angeles Angels

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Some will make the argument that Anthony Rendon deserves to be #2 or #1 on this list of third basemen.

Rendon is one of the hardest players in the league to get out. He can hit pitches everywhere in the zone. He is arguably the best two-strike hitter in the majors.

Rendon’s 2019 campaign was beyond elite. Through 146 games, he hit 34 home runs. He also led the NL in doubles with 454 and RBI with 126. He hit .319 and shad an OPS.  over 1.000.

His season ended with a Silver Slugger, his second career, a third-place finish on the MVP ballot, a World Series ring, and a $245 million contract from the Angels.

#2- Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

It was tough not to put Arenado as the best third baseman in MLB. He has won SEVEN straight Gold Gloves and has been named to five consecutive All-Star Games.

He has immense power. He can hit for contact. He has so much range at the hot corner and he can make about every throw in the infield.

Last season, through 155 games, he hit 41 home runs, scored 102 runs, drove in 118 runs, hit .315 and had an OPS. of .962.

Arenado is astonishing and some of the things he does on a baseball field is absolutely ridiculous. He has hit at least 37 home runs and 110 RBI since 2015.

He is a top 10 player in the league and an MVP candidate year in and year out. It will be very interesting to see if he finishes 2020 as a member of the Colorado Rockies.

#1- Alex Bregman, Houston Astros

Alex Bregman is just getting started. Each of his seasons seem to be better than the last. His improvement is continuous and vital.

Bregman has taken over as the best hitter on the Astros, by displaying excellent power and consistency at the plate.

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He was second to none other than Mike Trout for the 2019 AL MVP. He hit 41 home runs, 112 RBI and scored 122 runs in 156 games. Bregman is an absolute monster and is only going to get better. The best has yet to come for the 26-year-old.